Twitter's new Notification Filters to help combat trolls and online harassments

Twitter rolls out new filters to better block notifications, cut down on abuse

The new updated feature meant to give the users more control however does not block people; it just makes sure that one doesn't receive notifications from them.

Twitter had said in March that it would come up with new filtering option for notification.

These are in addition to other tools the company has rolled out in recent months as it continues to battle harassment, an issue that's plagued the company and gained renewed attention in 2016 thanks to high-profile victims of harassment like Leslie Jones and the emergence of the "alt-right" on the platform.

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Continuing with a slew of measures which started early this year to curb abusive trolls, Twitter Inc. has incorporated a new feature of -'Advanced Filter Settings' on Monday to help users disable notifications from accounts they want to avoid.

Users can now filter low-quality content from notification. They will now be able to Mute accounts that don't follow them, new accounts and more. They should be already available on Android, iOS and the web.

With new numbers adding to cyberbullying cases every day, social media platforms are taking every step to counter it. Twitter now has added a new feature in its notification panel wherein it allows its users to automatically mute or block any user who doesn't follow them or anyone who has a brand-new account. Just know that online hate may not be the only thing that gets muted - it could also be tough for genuinely interesting people to get in touch with you if you filter everything out.

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